|Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) meets with Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen in Shanghai, east China, May 18, 2014. Hun Sen is in Shanghai to attend the 4th Summit of Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA), which is to be held from Tuesday to Wednesday. (Xinhua/Lan Hongguang)|
SHANGHAI, May 18 -- Chinese President Xi Jinping met with visiting Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen in Shanghai on Sunday.
Hun Sen is here to attend the fourth summit of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) to be held in the eastern Chinese metropolis on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Xi hailed the China-Cambodia friendship, calling on the two countries to boost their partnership despite changes in international situation.
China is ready to maintain high-level exchanges with Cambodia, enhance contacts between the two ruling parties and share governance experience, Xi said.
China supports the Cambodian people to stick to the development path in accordance with Cambodia's national conditions, he added.
Xi vowed to back Cambodia's efforts to safeguard national security and stability, and continue assistance for the country's economic and social development.
The Chinese president called for more bilateral cooperation in such areas as agriculture and tourism, and the implementation of projects concerning hydropower, coal and the Special Economic Zone in Cambodia.
The Chinese president also vowed to facilitate t